September 6, 2009

Not Knitting

Today I tried needle felting! I got a kit when I went to NW Needlemarket with the ladies that own Cashmere Cottage Yarn. They asked me to make a sample because I thought we needed the kits. I finally did it and I think they turned out great :)

It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I'm not sure what I was expecting... The directions are really clear.

The kits are Woolpets and they come in Chinese food boxes.

The kits have enough roving to make at least 2 of the pet in it. All I need are a few inches of pipe cleaners and I can make more of these guys. I'm thinking of using it to make something different, though. We shall see.
Now I'm going to try and make chickpea burgers by mixing hummas with rice. Then I will get back to knitting.

September 1, 2009

The Ends

How to maximize weaving in ends on a pair of socks in just 6 easy steps:
1. Begin by deciding to make socks with contrast yarn for the heels and toes. (btw, this is a great way to use up that little bit left from your last pair of socks)
2. Start knitting beginning at the toe.
3. Knit a few rows past the heel and admire your handiwork.
4. Decide said handiwork is not at all what you were after.
5. Start over.
6. Knit your pair of socks again using a pattern you like better.
By following these steps you will undoubtedly not line up your knitting the same way you did before and have many many more ends to weave in than your every day, one-yarn-throughout pair of socks. However, the final product is totally worth it!

Go Cougs!